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DuPont Pioneer Congratulates Winners of 2015 Yield Challenge Contest in Western Canadian

Western Canadian winners achieved impressive yields in canola and corn

Saskatoon, SK, December 16, 2015 – DuPont Pioneer today announced the 15 winners of 2015 Western Canadian Proving Ground™ Yield contest who used Pioneer® brand seed products to reach peak yields and maximize their productivity.

The highest yields recorded as part of the 2015 contest were an impressive 116 bushels per acre for canola in Saskatchewan and 200 bushels per acre for corn in Manitoba.

“Pioneer® brand products have consistently provided high yields in Western Canada since Pioneer® brand canola with the Pioneer Protector® traits were launched eight years ago, and this year is no different,” said Greg Stokke, business director for Western Canada at DuPont Pioneer. “The outstanding performance of our products demonstrates the value of DuPont Pioneer’s elite germplasm, traits and technologies, and our commitment to the growers in Western Canada.”

“DuPont Pioneer backs its top performing products with a team of experienced and knowledgeable agronomists and sales representatives to help ensure that we have the best possible canola seed for each acre we plant,” said Florian Hagmann, a Pioneer customer from Birch Hills, SK who achieved an astounding 116 bushels per acre using Pioneer® hybrid 45H33 canola treated with DuPont™ Lumiderm™ seed treatment on his plot. “Not only did we have a great yield on the plot, the field averaged over 100 bu/ac,” Florian adds.

A complete list of the winners follows:

Grower Name Town Province Crop Pioneer® brand
seed product
Florian Hagmann Birch Hills SK Canola 45H33 RR 116.8
Shawn Pryhitka Yorkton SK Canola 45H33 RR 64.6
Tim Tollefson Mossbank SK Canola 46M34 RR 52.3
Marlo Schappert Langenburg SK Canola 46M34 RR 51.3
Guy Cadrain Leask SK Canola 45H33 RR 79.4
Jason Buziak North Battleford SK Canola 46H75 CL 68.4
Jim Herder Sylvan Lake AB Canola 45H33 RR 84.3
Ron Krywko Sturgeon County AB Canola 45H33 RR 81.3
Ridgevalley Colony Crooked Creek AB Canola 45S52 RR 69.2
Arnold Beusekom Fort Macleod AB Canola 45S56 RR 63.6
Kevin Taschuk Two Hills AB Canola 45H29 RR 69.0
Brad Mullin Bowsman MB Canola 46H75 CL 73.3
Everett Boyd Boissevain MB Corn P7332R RR2 186.9
Don Toews Winkler MB Corn 39V07 RR2, LL, HX1 193.8
Bernie Toews Macgregor MB Corn 39D97 RR2, LL, HX1 200.8

Each winner wins a trip for two to the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier in Ottawa, Ontario from March 10 - 14, 2016.

For more information about Pioneer® brand canola, corn and soybean seed products grown by the winners, growers should contact their local Pioneer sales representatives.

DuPont Pioneer is the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success®.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

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